The Best in Escapes: 2017

Fortunately for Valley residents, they need only venture a few hours north or south to find some of the very best the state has to offer. From the gorgeous red rocks of Sedona to the purple mountains majesty in the south of our state AZ Foothills readers share their choice escapes within Arizona.

These are Arizona Foothills Best of Our Valley 2017 contest winners. Winners will be featured in the April 2017 issue of Arizona Foothills Magazine, a tell-all guide to the best people and places in the Valley of the Sun, as chosen by its residents.

As a special thanks to the winners and those who helped them attain their Best Of status, a celebratory bash will be held in May 2017. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

Winners, download your 2017 Winners logo here and reserve space in the annual Collectors Edition here.


Best Arizona Lake Escape – Canyon Lake

Best Arizona Ski Resort – Arizona Snowbowl

Best Northern Arizona Adventure – Havasupi Falls

Best Northern Arizona Annual Event – Sedona Festival of Lights at Tlaquepaque

Best Northern Arizona Hike – Havasu Falls & Mooney Falls, Supai

Best Northern Arizona Winery – Alcantara Vineyards

Best Sedona Resort or Hotel – Briar Patch Inn

AFM Fave: Best Sedona Resort or Hotel – L’Auberge de Sedona

Best Sedona Spa: / Mii Amo Spa at Enchantment Resort

Best Southern Arizona Adventure – Kartchner Caverns

Best Southern Arizona Annual Event – Tucson Blues Festival

Best Southern Arizona Hike: TIE – Starr Pass Trail / Romero Pools Trail

Best Southern Arizona Winery – The Village Of Elgin Winery

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